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By Annemarie Schimmel

A heritage of mystical Islamic poetry, not just in Arabic and Persian, but in addition within the renowned folks traditions of local vernacular languages, together with a bankruptcy on Rumi and Sufi poetry

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These The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World 24 people have a kind of legal standing and might be referred to as citizens. However, during the period of monarchies, they were usually referred to as subjects. As a rationale justifying their conquest of foreign lands and the people living on them, the Europeans contended the concept sovereignty only applied to themselves or to “civilized” countries. Those areas being annexed as colonies were uncivilized and, therefore, lacked sovereignty. This allowed imperialists to conquer and subjugate people around the world.

The ideology of classical China was predicated on the notion of harmony and the rulers realized that if technology were to grow unfettered, disorder would result. So, technology was reserved as an intellectual curiosity of the elite. Even though they possessed gunpowder, navigational aids, and sophisticated sailing ships, the Chinese chose not to extend their civilization to the rest of the world. Industrialization meant fewer people were needed to produce the food to feed the population and more people were needed to run the machinery of industry.

Even though they possessed gunpowder, navigational aids, and sophisticated sailing ships, the Chinese chose not to extend their civilization to the rest of the world. Industrialization meant fewer people were needed to produce the food to feed the population and more people were needed to run the machinery of industry. This resulted in enormous social and economic change. Farmers tend to be selfsufficient; they grow what they need to survive. They are only subject to the vagaries of nature. Industrial workers cannot eat what their machines produce; they have a job for which they receive compensation.

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